i guess everybody likes that shawl, eh?
(yes, debbie, we know you do).
since so many people asked, and since i am terrible about giving detail information with finished pieces (note to self: start doing that, eh), i appreciate being reminded. here is the ifo:
pattern: my own (soon to be made available) pattern will be in two sizes
yarn: Fearless Fibers cashmere laceweight, approximately 1100 yards (3 hanks)
color: endless night
and, i have other stuff too . . . i meant to post some pictures last night of the other projects i’m working on this week, but i got home too late. it is SO fall! the knit shop is starting to buzz, and more people are showing up for knit night and classes. that busy, knit-season-is-in-full-swing feeling is descending over the place. i love that.
i have been motoring away on the man lace project, though i am a little disappointed in the number of inches it has grown. this pattern puckers up a lot and it seems as if i knit and knit, but make no progress. i’m also a little worried that the holes are not so obvious.
i might just change needle sizes . . . i’m contemplating it. since i started at the back neck, i think i can just do that without ripping back, since that spot willl bear more stress when worn. i just want the fabric to feel a little more open and a little softer and drapier to the hand (tht’s the downside of working with cashmere—everything else feels like burlap).
but hey, the camera work is coming along. i still have not delved this camera’s depths by any stretch of the imagination, but just look at the details in these shots
yesterday i took some pictures of this same piece in the garden (when it was only an inch long), and when i opened the pix in photoshop, i could see the hairs on the tiny thyme leaves i had it laid out on. now, that blew me away. and to think that in a year, this camera will be left in the dust—totally obsolete.
so, anyway, wanna see a sock grow right before your eyes?
that was the waterfallSock as it looked yesterday morning; this shot is a lot more representative of the actual yarn colors. i’m using briar rose grandma’s blessing on size three needles for the cuff. i might go to a slightly smaller needle for the foot.
and this below, is it today, in the dismal light of a day of drenching rain, changing to drizzle and back again all day.
i have not worked on the starlight evening wrap in a few days, but on monday i motored along for most of the afternoon between classes and it’s starting now to look like it has appreciable length.
i know this picture stinks—sorry; it’s the best one i have. the light in the back yard yesterday was a little too bright and the camera overexposed all the shots. that is, I did not know how to get the camera to take better pictures. i know once i figure out this exposure thing, i will feel even sillier that i did not figure it out earlier. it’s probably something really dumb that i am overlooking. like when i was totally overlooking the presence of the macro lens on the old camera. yeah. i’m a genius that way . . .
the closeup shot of the fabric is better
actually, now that i think about it, i HAVE been working on this! monday night i came home and took the swatch out again, and played with some finishing edges for the ends of the wrap. i want a deep (about 8 to 10 inches), knock-em-dead band of edging—something so fabulously stunning that everyone will say “yes! that is the essence of evening wear”. (right. i wish. i mean, do you get it now, how i live in a castle in the sky?? oy.)
i am experimenting with a combination of motifs that could turn out to be positively celestial—at least, that’s what ‘m hoping. i’m playing with the notion of something flouncy almost—not sure about that interpretation though . . .